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Oracle PL/SQL developer programmer job duties

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJune 2, 2015

Question:  I'm a programmer without Oracle experience and I'm interviewing for a job as a PL/SQL developer.  What are the job duties of a PL/SQL developer?  How is the job of a PL/SQL programmer different?

Answer:  The job duties of a PL/SQL developer are very much the same as programmers in non-database environments, but PL/SQL programmers must know more than the PL/SQL language syntax.  A PL/SQL programmer job duties may involve Oracle-centric concepts, such as writing triggers, Oracle stored procedures and advanced PL/SQL communications with Oracle (bulk collect, forall).

To get an idea what employers look for in a PL/SQL developer, I recommend the book "Conducting the Oracle Job Interview".  It has a section for managers to help them hire the right type of PL/SQL developer. 

Also, in some shops, PL/SQL developer are allowed to perform DBA job duties such as creating tables and indexes.  Rampant TechPress has a quick-start book for programmers "Easy Oracle PL/SQL" that you may find useful.



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